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Some systems store recorded video locally on an SD card or a solid state drive, while others offer cloud storage. Locally stored video is a good choice for do it yourselfers on a budget, but you have to be careful not to overwrite video you may need later. Cloud storage makes it easy to store and access recorded video, but it can cost hundreds of dollars per year depending on your subscription. Some systems offer both cloud storage and local storage, and some provide a dedicated storage drive that gives you DVR capabilities with time lapse recording, which makes it easy to find a video event that took place at a specific point in time. All of the systems we've tested feature an app that lets you use your smartphone as your command center to arm and disarm the system, create rules, add and delete components, and receive push notifications when alarms are triggered. Most apps also allow you to do things like view live and recorded video, lock and unlock doors, change thermostat settings, and silence alarms.

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All the Right Parts to Cover all Your BasesNow that you’re ready to begin purchasing a system, it’s time to determine the type and number of cameras, sensors, detectors and alarms you’ll need. There are basic alarm systems that include door sensors, window sensors and a keypad to control arming and disarming. For properties that have more square footage and openings to cover, a smart security system with wireless doorbell cameras, spy cameras, motion sensors, and multiple door and window alarms can all be controlled remotely via your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to keep an eye on things from anywhere, especially when you’re not home. To cover all your bases, be sure to look into driveway alarms, voice recorders, water leak detectors and pool door alarms. Whatever type of system you’re looking to utilize to protect your home, The Home Depot has all of the expert knowledge, popular brands and parts you need to keep things safe and secure. Sale 12 Volt 4AH Alarm BatteryRegular Price:$20.